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NYSF Partners and Supporters

September 12, 2016 2:34 pm Published by

Our thanks to all of the funding partners and supporters of the National Youth Science Forum. A full listing is available here.

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“I definitely knew I wanted to study science”

September 12, 2016 11:38 am Published by

Dr Natalie Spillman attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2003, and after school finished, went on to study for a Bachelor of Philosophy (PhB) at the Australian National University (ANU). “When I started my degree at the ANU, I was really keen to study physics, so I studied mathematics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry… Read more

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Defence science: a world of opportunities

September 7, 2016 1:03 pm Published by

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) provides the Australian Government with scientific advice and innovative technology solutions to meet Australia’s Defence and national security needs. It is part of the Department of Defence. As the country’s second largest publicly-funded research organisation after the CSIRO, DST employs 2,100 scientists, engineers and researchers, all of whom… Read more

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Science meets Business 2016

September 6, 2016 9:54 am Published by

The second annual Science meets Business will take place on 24 October  in Melbourne, with a range of outstanding speakers representing politics, industry and research. The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Greg Hunt, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, Vice-President and Lab Director for IBM Research, Dr Joanna Batstone, and CEO… Read more

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Lockheed Martin Australia’s commitment to R&D boost

September 2, 2016 4:27 pm Published by

Representatives from the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) were honoured to be invited to participate in a roundtable discussion in Canberra in August, led by Dr Keoki Jackson, Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin. Dr Jackson was in Australia for a series of meetings and to announce the company’s new investment in Australia’s R&D community, through the… Read more

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Staffie training? Tick

September 2, 2016 4:27 pm Published by

National Youth Science Forum’s (NYSF) student staff leader training partner Outward Bound Australia welcomed the 2017 staffies to their Tharwa training facility south of Canberra in July. Our trainee staffies were put to the test on their first morning with a giant ladder climb, which is designed to test the resilience and build team work… Read more

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When too much science is never enough!

September 2, 2016 4:25 pm Published by

National Science Week 2016 has been and gone, with another hugely successful program of national events being delivered across the country. It’s Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to chefs, dancers and musicians took part in more than 1000 science events across Australia. In Canberra,… Read more

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National Science Teachers Summer School 2017 applications now open!

September 2, 2016 4:20 pm Published by

Applications for the NYSF’s National Science Teachers Summer School (NSTSS) 2017 are open now. Teachers of science can register here and learn more about our well-established program, to held once again at The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra from Monday 9 January – Friday 13 January 2017. The aim of the NSTSS is to… Read more

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From the Chair

September 2, 2016 4:13 pm Published by

I am very pleased to be taking on the role of Chair of the NYSF, after 12 months as Deputy Chair. I want to acknowledge the work that Professor Tanya Monro has achieved in her two years as the Chair, particularly on the constitutional review of the organisation, and the focus on to strategic planning…. Read more

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“A career in engineering was the right fit for me”

September 2, 2016 3:49 pm Published by

Sophie Dawson attended the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in 2008 and like many students before her, was encouraged to apply by her (physics) teacher. Sophie says she knew she wanted to study engineering due to her interests in physics and mathematics, but it wasn’t until she experienced the NYSF lab visits and workshops, and… Read more

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